Recent News

  • Bita  received the prestigeous Microsoft Ph.D. fellowship 2017. This fellowship is awarded to 10 promising researchers each year across the United States and Canada.
  • Nov 2014: Prof. Koushanfar's collaborative work with Prof. Juels (Cornell-Tech) on securing the Internet-of-Things has won the Cisco IoT Security Grand Challenge Award.
  • Nov 2014: Our FPGA PUF has received the CSI Cyberseed 2014 Hardware Challenge Award. It won the "Most unique PUF Award" (1st place), "Best PUF Award" (2nd place), and "Most Stable PUF (Aging) award" - (1st place), thanks to our winning team Mehrdad, Siam and Sudha.
  • Sept 2014, DSP group alumni and long-time ACES Lab collaborator, Dr. Eva Dyer (PhD'14) is now a post-doc at the Northwestern Brain Institute. She will be missed! We wish her luck!
  • Nov 2014: ACES Lab Alumni, Dr. Masoud Rostami, graduated with PhD and is now at Oracle Research! Best wishes to Masoud!
  • May 2014: Prof. Koushanfar is the General Chair of the International Symposium on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) 2014, to be held in Arlington, VA May ’14.
  • May 2014: ACES post-doc alumni, Dr. Joonho Kong is now at Samsung Research! Good luck Joonho!
  • Nov 2013: Our paper won the Cyber Security Awareness (CSAW) Best Applied Security Paper Award, 2nd place.
  • Nov 2013: ACES Lab Alumni Dr. Mehrdad Majzoobi (PhD'13),  is now Founder/CEO at Mesh Motion Inc. The company is transforming the future of transportation by building a collaborative transportation platform. More information about their first product BitLock can be found here. Way to go Mehrdad!
  • May 2013: Congratulations to ACES PhD candidate Azalia Mirhoseini for receiving the IBM Scholarship Award! 
  • April 2013: Eva Dyers received the Best PhD Presenter Award, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Rice University.
  • Nov 2012: Prof. Koushanfar has been selected as a National academy of Science (NAS) Kavli Foundation fellow. She is attending the NAS Kavli Frontiers meeting.



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